Sunday, November 08, 2009

want.

I hesitate to say need. :P But...I SERIOUSLY WANT THIS:


Back view:

And it's even by one of my favorite Project Runway alums, Jillian Lewis.

Beyonce first sported it in May:


And I found another view online (from Celebrity Fashion Tips) that has a good view of the lining & ruffle construction. Yay! The trench is fully lined, and the "peplum" has the ruffle sandwiched between outer/inner coat. The ruffle appears to be of the circular flounce variety (I think if you click the image you'll get a large enough view to see this):


With all the trench patterns BWOF cranks out, there has to be one with a peplum, or at least a seam...right? It's almost trench meets riding jacket in the back. Hmmm. This one will require some thought.

Meanwhile I'll keep lusting.

11 comments:

  1. Hmm I love that coat too !

    I have nominated you for a Kreativ blogger award on my blog here :-)

    http://creativecraftwork.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-first-blog-award.html

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  2. Super great coat!
    I think it would be easy to copy-if you think about it in terms of two pieces joined together. The top part looks like Burda jackets 9/09 #103 or 8/09 #119, which could be modified to look like this one. The bottom part looks like a skirt. The back looks like an 8-gored skirt with each gore much wider on the bottom than the top to create a circle skirt effect. The front looks like triangle. A few layers of ruffle underneath and you are good to go. I think I just talked myself into making one!!!

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  3. I would totally wear this, and you are right-why can't BWOF surprise us with a trench like this??

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  4. Do you have issue 5/2007? The "plus size" riding coat looks like it would be pretty adaptable... you'd have to create a lining, but I think you could do that with the original pattern pieces. The only thing is that this pattern is truly a riding coat so it's single-breasted not double-breasted. Depends on which aspects of the original you're most interested in, if you need the trench coat part then I think Arlene's idea is good.

    Not for the first time, wish we could post pictures in comments!

    http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Magazines/Archives/134_Frock_coat_133_Skirt_technical_drawing/1270777-1463237-1487611-1487621-1487856-1487858.html

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  5. Just realized, that pattern has a lining. Doh!

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  6. Ooo, that is wickedly cool! Unfortunately, I'm afraid it would make my caboose look HUGE. But, hey, I'd still wear it - it's not like I can see my butt anyhow. ;)

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  7. I love that trench!!! Who is it by and how can we make it?

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  8. I agree that it would be easy to copy. Go to any BWOF trench coat that has a waist seam and add ruffles. It is a great coat, I've never seen one like it.

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  9. That IS gorgeous. Is there such a thing as need transference? Because I didn't NEED it before now. Keep us posted if you find one close enough as it may become a NEED sewalong :O)

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  10. LOVE that coat! That would be so fabulous to wear thru the dreary winter months.

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  11. That is adorable! I wish it were a pattern all on it's own! I'd so want to attempt it!

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